Clear Channel has announced the lineup for its second annual iHeartRadio Festival, taking place in Las Vegas on September 21 and 22. The massive concert will feature performances from Taylor Swift, Aerosmith, Rihanna, Usher, Bon Jovi, Lil Wayne and Green Day. Also on the bill are No Doubt, Brad Paisley, P!nk, Pitbull, Linkin Park, Shakira and Mary J. Blige. Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5, Miranda Lambert, Enrique Iglesias, Jason Aldean and Calvin Harris round out the lineup. Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star contest winners Megan & Liz will also perform.
Ryan Seacrest announced the 2012 iHeartRadio Festival lineup on-air this morning at 9 a.m. ET. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, July 14 at 1 p.m. ET. Throughout a summer-long on-air and online "Road To Vegas" promotion, hundreds of Clear Channel station listeners across the country will also have the chance to win trips to Las Vegas to experience the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. For more information, visit festival.iheart.com/go/iheartradio-music-festival.
"Music is the lifeblood of so much of what we do at Clear Channel, and our listeners are the reason for everything we do. We're focused on making the iHeartRadio Music Festival an experience that excites and electrifies music fans nationwide -- and with a line-up like this, we believe we'll exceed all of their expectations," said Bob Pittman, CEO of Clear Channel. "The iHeartRadio Music Festival is an indication of Clear Channel's ongoing commitment to music and artist development -- maximizing artists' exposure to fans and audiences nationwide. With our broadcast brands, live events and the iHeartRadio digital platform, in combination with our relationships with artists, labels and most importantly our listeners, we continue to reinvent the music experience in a way that no other company can."
"The iHeartRadio Music Festival 2011 was such an amazing experience for our listeners, and just like the iHeartRadio digital radio service, really showcased top artists across all genres of music," said John Hogan, Chairman/CEO of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. "The bar was set high this year given the overwhelming success of last year's inaugural event and we are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to again deliver a diverse, extraordinary line-up of incredible talent to our listeners for year two of the iHeartRadio Music Festival."
"The iHeartRadio Music Festival is the ultimate celebration of what's hot in all genres of music, from rock, pop and country to electronic dance music, R&B and hip hop," said Tom Poleman, President of Clear Channel National Programming and Executive Producer of the Festival. "For the first time, fans from across the country will get to see today's megastars like Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Usher on the same stage as legends like Aerosmith, Mary J. Blige and Bon Jovi. I'm sure we'll have hundreds of memorable moments throughout the festival. It's the concert line-up of the year for both fans and artists."
"The iHeartRadio Music Festival is a unique celebration of music -- it's the biggest names in the industry coming together for an impressive weekend of live entertainment," added Seacrest. "The momentum, energy and music experience around the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival was incredible, and I'm excited to be a part of this must-see event."